wpDiscuz – Emoticons

wpDiscuz Emoticons / Smiles AddonSmiles and emoticons are one of the most used feature in all kind of communities, chats, forums and blogs. It’s an essential solution if you want to display your emotion in a text . Unfortunately WordPress emoticons are not so impressive and we were getting lots of request to create a new set/package of emoticons for wpDiscuz comment plugin. And now it’s here! wpDiscuz Emoticons Addon brings an ocean of emotions to your website comments. It comes with an awesome and unique smile package. And we’ll add more nice packages in future releases.

Official wpDiscuz Addon

Please note: this is an add-on for wpDiscuz plugin. This addon requires at least wpDiscuz 7.0.0 version. Please do not install this addon on lower wpDiscuz versions. wpDiscuz is a free, AJAX controlled, real time, flexible and responsive commenting plugin. It's available for free download on WordPress.org Extensions directory. The official wpDiscuz addons are only available here at gVectors.com Premium plugins store.

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wpDiscuz Emoticons Features

  • Comes with an awesome unique smiles package.
  • Converts all smile codes to according smile image in comment content.
  • Adds smile icon-button in comment textarea bottom toolbar. It opens smile chooser and inserts smile code in comment text.
  • Allows to add custom emoticons with custom code and image.
  • Allows to create custom emoticons package and switch between those packages.
  • You can enable / disable each emoticon separately.
  • It may also work with post content. There is an option to enable smile converter for post content.
  • bbPress support. Automatically replace bbPress post emoticons to wpDiscuz Emoticons. Adds Emoticon selector in topic/post editor.
  • Option to manage Emoticon selector background and border colors.


Installation and Configuration

  • This addon installs like any other plugin for WordPress.
    Access to wpDiscuz Emoticons is provided immediately after you’ve paid for your order. Upon completing registration/checkout, you may log in at gVectors.com. We will also send you an email after registration/checkout, with a link to the login page. Then download the installation package.
  • Unzip, and then upload the /wpdiscuz-emoticons/ folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory using an FTP application like FileZilla; or any other FTP program is fine also. Make sure you have not double /wpdiscuz-emoticons/wpdiscuz-emoticons/ directories nested inside each other, please correct this before you continue.
  • In WordPress, go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins, and then activate the wpDiscuz Emoticons addon.
    Once the plugin is active, go to WordPress Dashboard > Comments > wpDiscuz Settings > Addons Tab > Emoticons subTab to begin configuration.
  • It’ll ask you to activate with license key you got via email or in your account page, just insert the key and activate it.

Adding Custom Smile Packages

wpDiscuz Emoticons Addon comes with an awesome smile package, but it also allows  you to add new emoticons packages and switch to any package you want. To create a new Smiles package, please follow this instruction:

  • 1.  Create “wpdiscuz” folder in WordPress /wp-content/ directory
  • 2.  Create “emoticons” folder in WordPress /wp-content/wpdiscuz/ directory
  • 3.  Choose a unique name for your new package and create a folder using this name in /wp-content/wpdiscuz/emoticons/ directory. For example “mysmiles“, the end directory will be /wp-content/wpdiscuz/emoticons/mysmiles/
  • 4.  Copy all files from /wp-content/plugins/wpdiscuz-emoticons/emoticons/ directory to /wp-content/wpdiscuz/emoticons/mysmiles/
  • 5.  Change the new package demonstration icon mysmiles/icon.png, but do not rename it.
  • 6.  Delete all images in mysmiles/img/ folder and upload your new emoticons images.
  • 7.  Open mysmiles/wpsmiliestrans.php file and change new image names for according emoticons’ code.
  • 8.  Then come back to this page and find the emoticons package switcher.


That’s it. Enjoy comments with smiles and emotions!


Front-end – wpDiscuz Emoticons / Smiles

Dashboard – wpDiscuz Emoticons Settings


  1. Fixed: Small CSS issue.


  1. Added: Support sticker replacement in comment excerpt.


  1. Fixed Bug: JS Errors when the comment form is closed for current visitor or user


  1. Compatible with WordPress 5.7


  1. Fixed bug: issue with Twitter emojis.


  1. Fixed bug: issue with emoticons sizes
  2. Changed: event listener is changed to mousedown


  1. Added: Allowing to disconnect license


  1. Compatible with WordPress 5.5


  1. Fixed Bug: Issue with missing emojis in the selector


  1. Fix Bug: Issue with option ‘Sticker Size’


  1. Fixed Bug: Some small issues.


  1. Fixed bug: some small js errors.


  1. Fixed bug: Issue with WP Rocket plugin


  1. Fixed bug: issue with emoticon list on the main comment form


  1. Fixed bug: Missing emojis in the tooltip


  1. Compatible with wpDiscuz 7 version


  1. Optimized: Addon update checking system


  1. Changed : wpDiscuz v5.3.0 compability


  1. Changed : Show notice only to admins


  1. Adapted: Compatibility with wpDiscuz 5.1.3


  1. Fixed Bug: Problem with saving of emoticons size


  1. Fixed small bugs


  1. Fixed: Custom field conflict


  1. Fixed: style issue


  1. Add support old custom template


  1. Changed plugin update API


  1. Compatible with wpDiscuz 4


  1. Added: Supports bbPress visual editor


  1. Added: bbPress support. Automatically replace bbPress post emoticons to wpDiscuz Emoticons. Adds Emoticon selector in topic/post editor.
  2. Added: Option to manage Emoticon selector background and border colors.
  3. Added: Emoticon selector metabox on Add/Edit Post admin page to easy insert wpDiscuz Emoticons on Post content.
  4. Changed: Click-to-open emoticons selector, doesn’t depends on Tooltipster.


Initial version

Pre Sale Support

7 months 13 days ago

How can I use this emoji package on the regular comment editor? I didn’t select to use the rich text editor.

7 months 7 days ago

As it’s already mentioned here we don’t recommend disabling the rich editor if you have installed wpDiscuz Emoticons and wpDiscuz Comment & User Mentioning addons. These two addons add new toolbar buttons for selecting “Emojis”, “Stickers”, “Users”. If you disable the rich editor, the addons buttons will be disabled as well. We recommend just disable the toolbar formatting buttons using the next option, instead of disabling the whole rich editor.

11 months 30 days ago

Hello, I’m thinking of buying a 1 year license for my site, what happens to the plugin after the license expire. Will we be able to continue using the plugin or will they be forcefully deactivated?

11 months 28 days ago

Hi Silva,

The license is only for 365 days and it’s only designed to allow you to get addon updates. But it doesn’t limit the usage of the last version you got during the 365 days. So you can continue to use your last version for a lifetime but you’ll not be able to get new versions updates.

Please read the license agreement here: https://gvectors.com/terms-and-conditions/#gaining-download-access

2 years 3 months ago

I know that WP-Discuz is a front-end for WordPress’ native commenting system. How are these emoticons stored in the WordPress database? If I deactivated WP-Discuz, what would the emoticons look like in the native WordPress comments?

I just want to make sure that nothing important will get lost or look weird if I ever choose to change commenting systems. Thank you for your help!

2 years 3 months ago

Hi Alex,

All wpDiscuz addons are designed especially for the wpDiscuz plugin. If you deactivate the wpDiscuz plugin you won’t see the Emoji and Stickers buttons on the comment editor.

The previously added emojis will be displayed in the comment content. In the case of the stickers, only the shortcodes of the stickers will be displaed after the plugin deactivation.

Leticia Naomi Obata
2 years 7 months ago

I noticed wpDiscuz base plug-in isn’t compatible with emojis. Is this add-on the only way to enable them?
Also, is it possible to turn off the emoticons? I’m honestly just interested in the emojis.
Thanks for your attention!

2 years 7 months ago

Hi Leticia Naomi Obata,

I noticed wpDiscuz base plug-in isn’t compatible with emojis. Is this add-on the only way to enable them?

With the wpdiscuz plugin, it’s the best way to use emojis in the comments.

Also, is it possible to turn off the emoticons? I’m honestly just interested in the emojis.

Sure, the option is called “Enable Stickers”. You’d just need to disable it.

Disable Stickers

3 years 19 days ago

Good evening,

before buying your extension I would like to know if I could also install it on a clone of my site?



3 years 18 days ago

Hi Christophe,

You can install it on your clone website, but you can’t activate it there. If of course, the clone website is some staging website. In any case, if you don’t activate the addon via the activation key, it’ll not work after one month.

3 years 18 days ago

Hello again,

I just bought the license for a site and I saw on my clone that it was really easy to set up, so the problem is solved. 😁

3 years 18 days ago


thank you for your answer, does it mean that after one month if I want to do some tests or modifications I can’t do it on my clone?

It bothers me to make manipulations on a site in production.

3 years 28 days ago

Emoticon selector metabox on Add/Edit Post admin page to easy insert wpDiscuz Emoticons on Post content.
Please take a picture of this plugin feature to see how it looks! Not in post photos

3 years 27 days ago

This feature was already removed. We’ve just updated the addon description.

3 years 9 months ago

Just one question, how can I add custom emoji with this?

3 years 10 months ago

There are bug

As it is not possible to use Emoticons In Reply comments with Custom Smile Packages

Things are recommended to adding In the next update
It is the pictures in Custom Smile Packages
Not all are loaded when the page is opened

Or pressing in a frame comment
They are only loaded when their icon is clicked on
Because in many cases, more than 30 pictures are loaded

3 years 10 months ago

Hi djo,

This is the pre-sale question section, here you can ask the question before purchasing the addons. So please register and open a new support topic in the gVectors.com support forum for deeper support: https://gvectors.com/forum/

Nguyen Quang Hoang
3 years 10 months ago

How can wpDiscuz Emoticons display icons on Mobile?

3 years 10 months ago

Hi Nguyen Quang Hoang,

The wpDiscuz Emoticons display icon on the mobile like on the desktop. You just need to make sure that in the “Load Rich Editor” options enabled the “Mobile and Desktop” options. See the screenshot below:
More info can be found here, also please pay attention in the Note section: https://wpdiscuz.com/docs/wpdiscuz-7/plugin-settings/comment-form/#load-rich-editor

3 years 10 months ago

Thank you for the new version, very great ! I just buyed 3 sites licences.

In the 1.x version I can see :
“Replace Post Smile
Enable this option if you want to replace default WordPress emoticons in post/page content.”

But not in the new version 7.
So I can’t use my old emoticons and their shortcuts anymore 🙁

3 years 10 months ago

Hi Laurent,
This is not a right place for the support questions. This is a discussion section for pre-sale questions. Please open a new support topic in corresponding sub-forum: https://gvectors.com/forum/

3 years 11 months ago

Can I set custom emoticon with this? If I am to be honest, the default ones are ugly.

3 years 11 months ago

Hi Silva,
The default ones are not emoticons, they are a set of stickers that can be easily changed. This addon is created to allow you manage emoticons and add whatever you want. This is an emoticons manager tool, this is not a pack of emoticons.

It’ll also add a pack of Emojis in the upcoming version (for wpDiscuz 7). You’ll get two buttons on the editor. One for the Emojis and one for Stickers:



5 years 1 day ago

The addon works fine with bbPress, right? Can I also add this to the wpForo forum?

5 years 1 day ago

Hi Kennil,

The addon works fine with bbPress, right?

yes, currently you can use wpDiscuz Emoticons with bbPress, But the new version of the addon, which is not launched yet, will not work with bbPress anymore.

Can I also add this to the wpForo forum?

I’m sorry, but not. In near future we’ll release wpForo Emoticons addon, it comes with extended features, unique smile packs and smile selector on the topic/post editor.

5 years 16 days ago

Can i use gif file when Custom Smile Packages ?
And different from 20×20 ?

5 years 15 days ago

Hi Danny,

Thank you for your interest in wpDiscuz Emoticons add-on.

Yes, you can use the gif Custom Smile Package. The add-on also allows to change the 20×20 size.

5 years 8 months ago

Can I make my own smiles of different sizes, i.e. different from 20×20, for example, I need to have smiles and 20×20 and 50×20, etc.

5 years 8 months ago

Hi xDealer,

I’m really sorry, but you cannot do this. We’ll take this into consederation for future releases.

5 years 10 months ago

Hi, wpDiscuz has Emoticons while wpForo has Emojis (why double implementation…..?) . Is there a possibility to synchronize them when using wpForo Cross-posting addon ? I mean both groups to share same individuals code and appearing somehow coherently in both places (comments thread, forum topic).

sudhir rupani
6 years 8 months ago

hi, i already purchased 3 addons for single site,so my question is can i use addon on my localhost for testing purpose ?

6 years 8 months ago

You can test it without activation. Please don’t activate addon on local host. It should be activated on end website.

7 years 5 months ago

Hi, I want to buy all addons but it adds up to a crazy price. Do you offer a bundle?

7 years 5 months ago

Hi Arik,
Thank you for your interest in wpDiscuz addons. As it mentioned in our Sale Packs you’ll get 50% discount, is this good for you?

8 years 12 days ago

can i replace smile’s emoticon img? i want replace another picture.

8 years 12 days ago

Sure, please navigate to the Screenshot Tab and see the settings screenshot, it shows the custom smile adding options. You can deactivate any emoticons and add new instead of that. Also you can add new packages of smiles.

8 years 2 months ago

Can I hide certain emoticons?

8 years 2 months ago

Sure, please navigate to the Screenshot tab and see the settings screenshot, it shows grey emoticons. You can deactivate/hide any emoticon with one click.

8 years 2 months ago

I was excited to see this was finally released, but it appears to be missing the key functionality that I asked about, so before I spend $, I’d like to get a firm answer. I am looking for Quicktags support in WPDiscuz, not emoticons. I need Bold, Italic, Hyperlink, etc. controls so that commenters (even guests) can make comments with such standard markup. Is this included in this paid add-on or is it planned?

8 years 2 months ago

As it’s already mentioned in wpDiscuz > Addon page it’ll be built-in free function. We’re planning to add it in wpDiscuz core in next release.

8 years 2 months ago

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